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coming up on r t ferguson on edge the city has seen rioting for several days after police killed an unarmed teenager over the weekend r.t. as it grew in missouri following the latest developments. in gaza a cease fire extended just as a truce between palestine and israel was set to expire hamas agrees to a truce just how long it lasts that's coming up. plus a news network for teens a sixteen year old says he can do it and he has the borders back to him online we've talked to the teenage entrepreneur who wants to change how young people stay informed.
it's wednesday august thirteenth eight pm in washington d.c. i'm a military man you're watching r t america. the fatal shooting of michael brown the unarmed eighteen year old in ferguson near st louis has sparked several nights of under arrest throughout the area brown was shot dead in broad daylight on saturday afternoon witnesses say as he was crossing the street with his hands up protester speaking to the press have made statements such as it's not about michael brown it's about all of us that's referring to the widespread feelings of racial divide between the police and the community that they serve in ferguson which is largely african-american the police department of ferguson has fifty three officers on the force of those only three are african-american a clear disparity in the racial demographic makeup of that town and
a force that clearly lacks racial diversity now overnight a drive by shooting occurred near the rioting area where one woman was shot in the head in that drive by but shortly there after yet another police related shooting reports say police were dispatched after reports of several armed men taking to the streets the subjects' gave chase and one of the men reportedly aimed their weapon at the police officer the officer responded by firing his weapon which led to the subject being critically injured in the exchange with more from ferguson is artie's honest. if you go over the past you have got a town mortified angered and in search for answers. ferguson in the suburbs of st louis missouri a predominantly black community sees residents spilling out onto the streets following the death of michael brown and an armed eighteen year old who was shot multiple times by local police officer on saturday riots looting and vandalism and
su one stores torched and burned down we've had deal with injustice was so low when you got a lot of harass without her by the cops you don't say and that's it for this that we go all in only known him it's the me how police in riot gear use tear gas for two nights in a row we can see right in full gear approaching stores protesters and somebody just threw a bottle against a car look they just fired tear gas. we were being tear gassed and they got sort of quite a while where they were shooting and so the catholics and we were in the street so i you showed them and so the conflicts this key shots were fired at police helicopters prompting the federal aviation administration to close airspace over ferguson on tuesday. after four days of chaos midweek you can still feel the tension in the air the police remain on high alert while the community demands justice this all the reason we are is for peace for justice. there's no reason why
a young man should be writing the code details of how and why michael brown was killed remain unclear as accounts of what happened differ according to police and altercation for a police gun took place between browne and the officer who killed him in the service for six years his race and name are being kept under wraps in fear for his life but witness accounts differ from the official version locals have been saying that they have seen michael brown run away from the police car with his hands up in the air showing that he was unarmed and despite this he was still shot multiple times and died for a community that has long law. trust in law enforcement the tragic death of a teen about to start college was the breaking point this baby has been taken down and destroyed who's going to be nit witch trial it's going to be next week death that trayvon and jordan davis and all the black children all around the world this is a systematic right this problem is apartheid in america let's call it what it is local
and federal investigations are currently ongoing but few here have trust and real accountability. well michael of life can't be brought back people here see justice and a sweep of the system would bring back some relief to the streets. with the goals we did. get the. drugs they did for a. few locals approve of the looting and violence that have taken place here but they see desperate times call for desperate measures. are going to r.t. ferguson missouri. the chilling footage of eric garner being put in a chokehold by n.y.p.d. as he's heard saying i can't breathe repeatedly is a picture that america won't soon forget all caught on video from a bystander but what if that video was captured by cameras physically mounted on the police officers well that's exactly what n.y.c. public advocate leticia james is calling for james hope to have at least fifteen
percent of precincts in new york try out the pilot program she argues that this sort of technology would not only create accountability and better behavior from police but that it would begin to promote better relationships with the public at large so could officer mounted cameras be the future why was joined earlier by and freeman host of free talk radio to discuss the pros and cons of this potential game changer i first asked him if police officers have a right to privacy when performing their job. well i think the more cameras we can have on the police the better off we are whether it's the police having cameras or more importantly individuals having cameras i mean i've done a lot with cop blocked out of order over the years one of the early the founders and kind of funders of that and i've seen a lot of police encounters and i've seen how cameras have changed those police encounters for the better in most instances it's certainly true that there have
been instances of police freaking out about cameras becoming more violent as a result of that but i think overall it's a good policy to report police in and the police can have their own cameras that the public can access video from them all for the better now can you tell us what do you think are the concerns regarding the police officers having control over how over when to turn these cameras on and off when they feel like i mean what if they know they're getting in a sticky situation i mean when bad affected because they can control absolutely i mean no you know the war control they have the war likely it's going to be that if you get into a situation with one of them that whoops the video didn't record or he'll claim that he did turn it on but the battery fillers will be some sort of we've seen this with the we've seen it with the dash cams for interest for instance where they'll be recording something that's really notable and then all of a sudden they can and put it short of a camera malfunction and so that's why it's so important for us to have our own
cameras we can't rely on the police this is a good idea because adding an extra camera in can't hurt anything but we need to have our own dash cams we need to have our own cell phones with them to user which is a great free app that you can install and stream video right out to be internet and also stored on your phone so if they take your phone the video is still out there they can take the video away so these are important tools that we need to arm up with and now does the argument that police officers shouldn't have to wear these cameras because they claim it violates their first amendment. rights does do you think that are going to hold water because it's been as far as i can see it's no difference between them being on camera and say a cashier at a store who is employers place a camera right over their their registers right it's ridiculous i've never heard the claim the having a camera on a police officer would violate their first amendment rights i'm not sure what exactly you know that would buy only you know the first amendment supposedly
protects free speech and freedom of the press you know the right to religion are the police saying it's against their religion to have a camera but it's bizarre well what about in terms of privacy i mean like like i said i mean when you're when you work for a private employer at at say a boutique the cashiers have cameras right above their heads right i mean what's the difference. there is no difference in if an employer in this case the government wants to install cameras they certainly have cameras in their department i mean i've walked into plenty of police departments and you're on video when you go in there and so are their officers so obviously it seems to me that any objection from the police whether it be the individuals or the police unions to having these cameras is based more out of the question of well what is it that you have i mean aren't you doing the public's were on the published on and should you be accountable for that and i know that here in new hampshire the police are
supposed to be accountable to that and here in keene where activists have regularly used cameras in the streets the police have become acclimated to that so again it really is really the key individuals getting out there and doing this kind of cop block stuff up wiped out or going to raid so i can really help i think train the police to understand cameras and to be more respectful towards them but there can be that issue you know kind of difficult learning period where they might arrest a few people where they work or so and so now on that note in these cities where cops don't have cameras you know not on their cars not on their person what can the public do to keep them you know at within their within their range. of. legal force i should say. well obviously using force in response to the police is a terrible idea so remaining peaceful remaining as call means possible and reporting video in whatever manner you possibly can whether it's having
a dash cam which are so cheap these days there's no reason not to have one where you're reporting you know what's happening in front of your car what's happening in the cab usually the dash cams have two cameras on them so you'll have you know all almost three hundred sixty degrees of coverage there and that also helps if you get into an accident and you've got a video record of something that's happened there so it's also useful for other things you've got your smartphone many people have these more and more people have smartphones if you've got a smartphone you know there's a video up on there by default but again i recommend them to use or use or be and the us are it's a free app that streams video live to the internet and select me really important but if you're out on streets you're not in your car you can just reach down have that thing set up where you can quickly access it and go and start recording situation and don't be afraid to record it takes practice the police are intimidating they're trained to be intimidating and so it can be scary when you're reporting to police especially for the first time so you can help to actually go out specifically into the streets on like
a friday or saturday night with other people who you know and trust and have multiple people with multiple cameras because we go out alone against the police there's a good chance we're going to pick on you they're bullies in a lot of cases and they you know two versus three three versus one whatever they're going to come after you so try to outnumber the police with your cameras as well often thank you so much that this is definitely an ongoing topic and i'm sure we will talk about some more in the future that was an airframe and the host of free top live thanks for being on the south thanks for having me noah. the seventy two hour cease fire between israel and hamas and it however the temporary peace in the region may actually continue fishel tells the a.p. that the group has agreed to extend the truce another five days just two hours before the existing cease fire was set to end military sources in israel claims that hamas fired a rocket that hit a building in hot ash cologne hamas has denied those accusations the latest
incident came as a surprise though to all parties involved in the negotiating process we'll keep you updated as more details become available since the beginning of the israeli occupation in gaza back in july more than two thousand people have been killed and ten thousand wounded and more a u.s. airstrikes in iraq u.s. military officials say a u.s. drone destroyed an armed truck operated by islamic militants in northern iraq earlier today militants from isis taken over much of the western and northern regions of iraq they've trapped thousands of iraqi refugees on a mountaintop without food or water this comes as one hundred thirty more american troops arrive in the country defense secretary chuck hagel confirmed the deployment while speaking to marines at camp pendleton california. we're not going back into iraq in any of the same combat mission.
dimensions that we want we're going in iraq very specifically this is not a combat boots on the ground operation. the troops will assess the security situation in the country's north while considering options to help the trapped iraqi refugees who started receiving humanitarian aid airdrops from the u.s. late last week defense secretary hagel said late tonight that it's unlikely the u.s. will undertake iraqi rescue missions because the number of refugees on the mountain has declined now in addition the u.s. announced it will be arming peshmerga kurdish forces to help them ward off isis as they continue to push their way into the kurdish territory. and the u.s. is not the only one sending arms into the country france is now weighing in on the
battle for iraq french president francois alond announced the country would be sending arms to the kurds and humanitarian aid to ethnic is edis who are trapped on that mountain in singe are there's also word that the u.k. may soon be sending military aid artie's polly boyko has more from london. the prime minister has just been speaking about the desperate humanitarian situation in northern iraq where the refugees are trapped on the. mountain and david cameron has said that the u.k. focus remains on sending humanitarian supplies and the government is also clinton plaiting trying to lift refugees using r.a.f. helicopters from that besieged mountain in northern iraq but the heat is by no means the prime minister he's under growing pressure to launch air strikes over iraq a growing number of politicians have been calling for it in recent days and
yesterday arias tornado jets were sent to cyprus and then on to iraq to assist with . drops of humanitarian aid but technically the choice of those tornado jets is is interesting because if the government decided to change its mind or to suddenly step up its involvement they could very quickly do so tornado jets capable of carrying out surveillance missions which is what they're doing right now but they can also be bolted to carry bombs pretty quickly so fronts announced just a little bit earlier they would be supplying weapons to cut a stun on the calls here in britain are growing for britain to follow suit to do the same to accompany us as strikes and to step up its involvement but at the same time a number of voices that are very wary of so-called mission creep in this situation
with iraq especially given britain's legacy of its involvement in the very recent past that was are to use poly boyko. and teenagers they're lazy and ill informed and apathetic when it comes to politics right well those are the stereotypes that andrew demo to a teenage journalist from cleveland is trying to change he's a high school junior already known for his confrontation with nancy pelosi for her stance on me and i say. why you support the city's legal then you get what is going to be like. well i do not questions about the method of data collection that they were collecting unless they are recent to do so you did vote for a bill to continue funding for the n.s.a. that. of course i don't think you should not tell the national security that no they demand is a serious violation of the fourth amendment not some of what they should but they
do should be subjected to scrutiny and some of the. now the sixteen year old is setting his sights on crowdfunding his youth news network called politike asked the online news network will specifically target the youth of america and will feature national and international correspondents and stories andrew joined me earlier today and i asked him what inspired him to pursue this news project. i probably have to say the just the youth is the literal future of our country and our world and it's just so disconcerting right now here in america you know teens are people just can't vote until they're eighteen so my thought process is that if you can't vote until then people kind of think apathetically hey why should i even bother to understand politics and with political ask that's something that we want to change you know that's a really good point because you know the fact that people are too young to vote before eighteen so they do turn eighteen and they kind of don't know where to go
from there right so that probably prevents a lot of even eighteen and nineteen year old voters do you feel that's true definitely and that's the thing to you know we kind of phrase this the first news platform for political broadcasting run by teens but i'd also kind of i guess i interchangeably use the word teen and youth too because just because someone's you know one day over eighteen years old i don't think we really want to exclude them from this but the general premise is that how we want to go about doing this is we want to get a handful of teens and youth that are already interested in politics and already somewhat knowledgeable and take their knowledge put them on air package them professionally rent out a studio and package everything so it's visually appealing and engaging to people watching and then the second step is to syndicate that content produced by these are already knowledgeable teens syndicate that via social media to interactive teens because we know all too well that teens can't get enough of being on their
smartphones and then in so doing we hope to really inspire the interactive youth to become active and take that next stop and become you know an anchor or reporter on politike asked we want everybody to be a part of this that's great and this content would become that available to take with them on their smartphones on their i pads right so now what exactly what do you believe personally what do you believe is the cause of the app apathy political . among the youth and how will your network combat that apart from what you've you've already mentioned exactly well like i already mentioned is to go back for a second you know the main reason that i see is that you know we can't vote until we're eighteen therefore why bother don't understand politics but the fact is like i said the youth is the future of our country and even beyond the youth just in general if people don't take an interest in politics politics will take an interest in don and you know if we're the future of our country we just need to get active
and so the way we're going to combat this is kind of like i said to syndicating this content via social media to people so they can see it and we'll also try to simplify the buzzwords of media and the bureaucratic language of government to you know the model that i kind of thought up with simplification without dilution we want to simplify the news to the point where it can be easily understood and easily accessed without trying to take away from the actual you know content and meat and potatoes of the stories that we cover now let's talk briefly about the the media climate today as it exists right now why do you feel that the current news outlets are failing to reach people in your generation well for one you know like i said their content is just kind of drab they use all these big words that nobody really wants to understand so that for one also you know with the advent of social media
that's one of the aspects that we really want to harness and utilize to our advantage here with politico with social media everything's decentralized you know in mainstream media here in america ninety percent of the media climate is controlled by five corporations i think so the flow. did and that's another thing that we really want to emphasize with political masters well we want to have not only the studio broadcast that we're there we're going to run to studio four so like i said everything looks professional and people are engaged in return to but also we want to have reporters actually go out go on scene in two thousand and sixteen the r. and c. is actually coming here to cleveland so that's what i will issue is that we want to cover local events we want to cover it could become an issue if it's like tampa where was a police state in the last hour and see and then we also want to have reporters that are traveling around the country and also we want to. get reporters and get youth involved from even around the globe we want to have international contributors so all those combined i think we have
a really unique and unprecedented prospect here that has a lot of potential so yeah it sounds like that would be a more interesting way to access the people in your age group the end in a way that the existing media outlets are not doing to engage them so you found that the use of these could have these very expansive words that kind of makes news not accessible to the youth is that right it is a kind of condescending to the youth definitely and going back to your last point of how we can engage the youth and kind of combat the the apathy of that we're facing now as far as america in the world's you have another idea that i kind of thought of just the other day actually a few days after launching politico asked the campaign here is that kind of like we we've seen in breaking the set on r t with abby martin she integrates a lot of pop culture music in our work and stuff and i think if we can integrate that as well it'll it'll be an extra added bonus that the youth can kind of get
engaged with so even if you're not interested in politics per se as far as you know the ins and outs and everything i think you can still take part and you know convey your message in and in an interesting medium now even though you mentioned that stuff like the pop culture references can we still expect more ha. hard hitting questions like the grilling that you gave nancy pelosi. definitely that's that's one of that's also one of the reasons that i kind of came up with politico asked as far as inspiration because after uploading and posting it online after want a viral so many people said we need more people like andrew and you know i take that with a grain of salt this isn't about me but just the fact that with the youth demographic it's just so interesting and unique because you know like nancy pelosi politicians don't expect these questions to come from just the you know your average kid so so i think by you know putting youth reporters out there kids you know you see with babies they just tell the truth tell things like it is so i think if we can get
people to use demographic like i said out there asking real questions i think that would be something really promising to change the very gloomy media landscape we see right now angie thank you so much your project sounds awesome i can't wait to see more from you in a few that ways and your damage or the founder of political asking for being on the show thanks so much and our team has been nominated for an international emmy for our extensive coverage of the guantanamo bay hunger strike to take a look. right now outside after camp had gone on the air be smart for some time now in terms of our strike never turned world's attention to the point that some jobs gulag of our time. r t was one of the only news stations to send cameras in crews to the u.s. detention center we were also one of the only stations to illuminate the harsh
conditions that the detainees and dir on a daily basis are to be focused on the dire conditions of the detainees and the perils they faced during their hunger strikes the winners will be announced on september thirtieth in new york. and that's going to do it for now for more on the stories we just covered go to you tube dot com forward slash r.t. america and check out our web site r.t. dot com forward slash usa you can also follow me on twitter at the election for now have a great night. the stories we cover here are not going anywhere other big stories that have spread like there's a reason they don't want you to. reset you don't think we know let's break the set.
pakistan is the only country in the world where polio infections increased last year and according to the world health organization that's a direct result of president obama bragging all over the place for political gain here's the story remember when the obama administration gave their spiel about how they killed osama bin laden in pakistan and of course you do president obama was all over the t.v. bragging about it hollywood even made a movie about it which come on is ridiculous white house officials really gave information about how they got bin laden to every media outlet they came across they leaked so much information that dianne feinstein even called for a criminal investigation of the leaks but of course they were bragging all over the
place with all the bad news about the economy and a crappy foreign policy everyone in the obama administration was incredibly the willed to have this blockbuster story to make them look like heroes again the problem is that a lot of the leaked information gave the taliban and pakistan a lot of pluto's as to how the cia operates over there they were watching obama's media blitz along with everyone else so along with the rest of the world the taliban heard how the cia recruited to kele afridi a senior pakistani doctor to run a door to door hepatitis b. vaccination drive it in an effort to collect d.n.a. they were vaccinating people and collecting d.n.a. to help find bin laden when they got wind of that the taliban banned the polio vaccine. where e that is just another cia plot and now they're targeting and killing doctors who tried to administer vaccines in pakistan as
a result according to pakistani officials there are now two hundred and fifty thousand children without their vaccines just to avoid a cia plot pakistan saw a sixty percent increase in polio cases last year the country was on its way to eradicating polio completely until the taliban learned how the cia it used to have but i just believe that t.v. campaign to do their dirty work officials have no doubt of the direct relationship the taliban does a lot of terrible things but the only reason they're blocking vaccines in pakistan right now is because people in the white house just couldn't keep themselves from bragging about every detail of their getting bin ladin hollywood story as a result they are directly responsible for this new health crisis and for all those kids who are now being paralyzed by a disease they should have never known.